Clary Sage Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Clary Sage Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Clary Sage Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Clary Sage Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Clary Sage Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Clary Sage Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics

Clary Sage Essential Oil

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  • Energetic & Personality
  • Uses
  • Chemical Composition
  • Why Sacred Soul
  • A Message From The Founders
  • Dilution
  • FAQs
  • Key Information
  • Sources

Emotional And Energetic Properties Of Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage oil is one of the most useful essential oils in an aromatherapists tool kit. It helps you to see, accept and feel fulfilled with what you have, grounding you and helping you reconnect to the spirit.

Modern day life often causes you to be worked up or worrying over a thousand different problems.

Clary sage reminds us that most of these things are created by our own mind.

Working with this oil helps to clear those thoughts to give you a moment for a deep sigh of relief, exhaling your problems and pent up tension, before she whispers softly in your ear:

"Don't worry, everything will be ok in time."

Clary sage is well renowned for its balancing, grounding and euphoric properties.

It calms the mind while lifting the spirits, grounding you in the now and providing emotional stability. It is therefore good to use when you are feeling sad, worried, worked up, nervous or tense.

Relaxing yet strengthening the balancing effect of clary sage make it a good choice for mental and emotional fatigue. When you feel out of sync and disconnected with your intuition, clary sage restores this connection, promoting intuitive insight and decision making.

Interestingly, many report clary sage oil helps to improve your connection with the dream world and improves lucid or vivid dreaming, or at least your ability to recall the dream.

Clary sage has sage like leaves, a strong fragrance reminiscent of cold tea and is topped with spikes of pretty pale blue flowers. These flowers can teach us a lot about its emotional and spiritual properties.

Scholars of the Doctrine of Signatures say that plants with blue flowers – like lavender for instance - fall under the rulership of Mercury. In fact, clary sage has two rulers, Mercury and the moon.

Mercury Medicine

Mercury is the planet of communication. It rules the brow chakra and is to do with the brain and more specifically with the mind. It rules information flow, words, data, conversation, tutoring, the teacher - student archetype. Overall, we can see it rules thoughts.

So, the watchword of mercury can be construed as confusion. Mercurial medicines were traditionally used for forgetfulness for being confused, for paranoia, for hysteria or even madness. Whilst that might cover anything from neurodegeneration to schizophrenia, it was also a polite way of referring to PMT. We’ll get onto that in a moment.

The name Salvia sclarea actually means “The sage of clear sight.”

There are two reasons for this.

The first is a reference to the medieval medicine of putting a clary sage seed into the eye to attract the mucilage and clear up eye infections, or debris from the eyes.

It also pertains to the way it activates the brow chakra to start tuning into the non-verbal or visual signals around us…how it increases clairvoyance… a French word that also translates to clear sight.

It raises intuition, opens the brow chakra and calms the thinking mind.

It’s not just quietening though, like frankincense or sandalwood oils would be. Clary sage essential oil is euphoric and more than a little giddy.

When the mercurial thinking mind finally shuts up, then the moon medicine can start to work its magic too.

Moon medicine is easier understood when compared to the medicine of the sun. Solar energy rules our ego, our identity and our conscious mind. The moon is instincts, intuition, the subconscious and unconscious urges. It rules triggers and thoughts that bubble up, strangling us or projecting us forward with no help from conscious decisions of our own.

Herbalist Dale Pendell explains it most beautifully in his book: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft

“The sun doctor moves easily through the world, unperturbed, seemingly able to open doors anywhere she wishes. A life filled with routines and good health, with attendance to detail and reliability, the sun doctor knows where she stands.”

“The moon doctor has no need for ground. … The moon doctor rides dragons and knows the way through hell. The sun doctor knows how to stay out of hell, and does. To the sun doctor every day is unique, every day happens for the first time. To the moon doctor there are no days. He lives in one instant only, eternally preparing the lunar medicine.”

Clary sage oil calms your thoughts (Mercury medicine).

You see things more as they are, as opposed to being overly influenced by your hormones (which is one of the more popular ways people choose to use clary sage oil). Then the 'moon' side of clary sage oil takes over, deactivating your trigger points too.

We become more instinctive, more in tune with what’s going on around us in the seen and the unseen realms when we use clary sage oil.

Think how clary sage inspires intuition, the mind and communication, then put a pen in your hand!

Better still do it at the full moon or during your PMT week and you’ll experience the ancient teachings of blood mysteries coming to life!

That sacred space of your moon days and the need to withdraw to best manage and profit from your feminine power.

Use clary sage to help you connect the cycles of the body with the energy of the moon, creating a gorgeous flow of previously untapped intuition and creative flow.

In Mercury retrograde, use clary sage essential oil to help you rehash and improve existing pieces of work.

Lastly, clary sage is an excellent oil for post-menopausal mood swings, but really doesn’t work well in perimenopause, somehow.

Overall, clary sage oil is a real gem for every aromatic toolbox.

Reasons To Use Clary Sage Essential Oil

Use Clary Sage Oil To: How To Use
  • Balancing, grounding and euphoric, Clary Sage oil calms the mind while lifting the spirits, grounding you in the now and providing emotional stability
  • Good to use when feeling:
    • Sad
    • Nervous
    • Worried
    • Tense or worked up
  • Relaxing yet strengthening the balancing effect of clary sage make it a good choice for mental and emotional fatigue
  • When you feel out of sync and disconnected with your intuition, clary sage restores this connection, promoting intuitive insight and decision making
  • Diffuse
  • Inhale from the bottle, from a couple drops on a tissue or from a DIY inhaler
  • To support the skin
  • Dilute with a carrier and massage into the area of concern
  • To support the hair and scalp
  • Dilute with a carrier and massage into the scalp
  • To help relieve aching muscles and joints
  • Dilute with a carrier and massage into the affected area
  • Support during times of menstruation and the menopause
  • Dilute with a carrier and massage into the abdomen
  • Diffuse
  • Inhale from the bottle, from a couple drops on a tissue or from a DIY inhaler

*refer to safety considerations in the attributes tab before use

Chemical Composition

The below is an approximate composition of clary sage essential oil (the absolute tends to have the higher levels germacrene and sclareol):

Constituent Approx %

linalool

10 - 20%

linalyl acetate

50 - 70%

caryophyllene

1.5 - 2.5%

a-terpineol

0.5 - 2.5%

geraniol

0 - 1.5%

neryl acetate

0 - 1%

sclareol

0.5 - 2.5%

germacrene D

1 - 10%

Our Commitment To Quality

Every batch of clary sage oil we receive is tested for purity and quality. Each batch of essential oil can differ, even from the same producer. Because essential oil is extracted from plants, it can be affected by many factors such as the weather, the seasons, and human error... a bit like fine wine.

This is why we carry out batch testing even if the batch is from the same supplier so we can guarantee consistent quality.

The farms we’ve chosen to work with consistently provide incredibly pure, high quality oils. We regularly review our producers with a stringent set of quality guidelines that we’ve developed in partnership with our industry experts and their 20+ years in the industry.

“Even an oil which is quite truthfully described as pure may be of poor quality, and therefore of less value therapeutically. IF AN ESSENTIAL OIL COSTS MUCH LESS THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT TO PAY FOR IT, the oil may well be a third or fourth distillate from a batch of plant material which has already yielded the greater part of its properties to the first or second distillation.”


About The Cultivation

Our mission is to provide you with the purest essential oils that contain the therapeutic properties you need to support yours and your family’s health.

Sometimes this means the oil is certified organic but acquiring an organic certification can be quite costly to farmers, which means many choose not to obtain it. Oils derived from plants that are organically grown or wildcrafted are still free from man-made chemicals despite not being certified. This means the oils can be of equal or better quality than comparable certified organic products and often at a lower price.

We also try our best to source single origin essential oils wherever possible.


How We Package Our Clary Sage Oil

Our clary sage oil is fresh off the still and comes in a 10ML blue glass bottle and is sealed to protect the precious oil within. The bottle also comes with an orifice reducer built in so you can dispense the oil one drop at a time.

During the shipping process, special canisters prolong and protect the quality of the oil from light and temperature during transit from around the globe and we ensure a quick turnaround time from producer to bottle, with minimal shelf time to maintain quality and purity.

We typically recommend storing your oil at or below room temperature in a cool dark place.


The Tests We Run On Our Oils To Ensure Quality

All of our oil is constantly tested for purity. The testing provides us with key data about what constituent compounds are in the oils and at what volumes.

Gas Chromatography (GC)

Gas Chromatography (GC) describes the analytical separation technique used to analyze volatile substances in the gas phase. In GC, the components of a sample are dissolved in a solvent and vaporized in order to separate the analytes by distributing the sample between two phases: a stationary phase and a mobile phase. GC provides us key data about what compounds are in oils and how much of each component is present.

Mass Spectrometry (MS)

Mass Spectrometry (MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that identifies the amount and type of individual molecules present in a sample by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio. A mass spectrometer has three essential functions: Ion source, Mass analyzer and the Detector. The Ion source is where the sample is ionized. Once the sample is ionized, the mass analyzer sorts and separates the ions according to the mass and charge. Once the ions are separated and sorted then the separation is measured in the detector where a results chart is displayed.

A personal message from our founders

Ultimately we believe that an oil, like the business that stands behind it, should be ethical and be exactly what it says on the tin. That’s why we only use the highest quality clary sage, with the highest quality extraction methods, and shipped with the highest quality packaging.

It’s also why you won’t see us throwing around buzzwords that don’t mean anything, like “therapeutic grade” or “clinical grade.” When we describe our oils, we mean what we say.

We believe that the more you know about essential oils in general, the more likely you’ll want to become a part of the Sacred Soul community.

If for any reason you’re unsatisfied with our oil, I want to personally invite you to email me and let me know. I’ll be happy to refund your money within the first 90 days of your purchase.

I’m betting my business on the fact that you’ll be blown away by the quality and aroma of our clary sage essential oil.

Either way, thanks for stopping by our site and checking us out. We hope every interaction you have with us, in person, or online is positive and memorable. Feel free to drop us a note on our contact page if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback for us.

Sincerely,

Dilution Guide

IMPORTANT:

This guide is a general overview for oils that don't have a more restricted dermal recommendation and are considered safe for topical use with adults age 16+. It also doesn't account for any specific medical issues, medication or skin conditions. You should check with a medical professional or aromatherapist before use. Below are not recommended dosages. Never apply undiluted to the skin.

ALWAYS check the max dermal use for the individual oil/s or blend you plan to use. You should also consider your medical and skin conditions and take the advice of a qualified professional. Serious negative effects such as skin sensitization, irritation, burns and other issues could occur from misusing essential oils and products containing essential oils.

Patch test: For first time use, place a drop of diluted essential oil on a small area of skin such as the inside elbow. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24-48 hours.

 


General Use

See below for approximate dilution ratios and usage guidelines. These are NOT recommended dosages and you should always consult with a medical professional or qualified aromatherapist before use.

Always start with a low dilution.

  • 0.5% - 1% = facial, long term daily use or full body application
  • 2% = generally good for regular use
  • 3% = for specific localised concerns
  • 5% = short term specific concerns (max 2 weeks)
  • 10% = acute specific concerns

When measuring in 'drops', just be aware that the only way for true accuracy is to measure your drops using a digital scale because different oils can amount to a slightly different number of drops per ml. The orifice reducer in the bottle is also not a standard size so could differ between brands, which could affect the size of ‘a drop’ and therefore your dilution %. This table is intended as an approximate guide only.

*30ml is 1 ounce

Dilution % 5ml (1tsp carrier oil) 10ml (2tsp carrier oil) 15ml (3tsp carrier oil) 30ml (6 tsp carrier oil)

0.5%

<1 drop

1 drop

2 drops

4 drops

1%

1 drop

3 drops

4 drops

9 drops

2%

3 drops

6 drops

9 drops

18 drops

3%

4 drops

9 drops

13 drops

27 drops

5%

7 drops

15 drops

22 drops

45 drops

10%

14 drops

30 drops

44 drops

90 drops


Can it be used internally?

As a brand, we have taken the position that essential oils are for external use only and should not be taken internally. We therefore will never state that any essential oil is food grade as this indicates that it is fit for human consumption.

Can it be used in a diffuser/oil burner?

Yes it can! :)

Can you use direct on the skin?

No we never recommend that any essential oil is used direct on the skin. Always dilute with a carrier, even when using in the bath.

Is it antibacterial (or any other medicinal property)?

Due to legal restrictions, we are not allowed to make any medicinal claims about essential oils and their properties, even if there is scientific evidence that supports the claim.

Is it certified organic?

In the additional details section on the product page, you will see the cultivation listed in the attributes. It will state ‘certified organic’ and the program under which certification was obtained if the oil is certified organic.

Sometimes an oil will be derived from plants that have been organically grown but the producer doesn’t have organic certification (organic certification comes with a price that many producers choose not to obtain). This doesn’t mean the oil is of a lower quality and in fact the opposite can be true. The cultivation will state ‘organically grown’ if this is the case.

Wild-crafted/wild-harvested means that the plants have been harvested from the wild rather than a plantation.

Is it therapeutic grade?

Therapeutic grade is a term created to assist with marketing. There isn’t an official industry standard for therapeutic grade so we refuse to use this term.

Can it be used in a steam room or sauna?

Technically yes but if it is a public steam room or sauna then NO, because you don’t know the people sharing the steam room with you.

These people could be suffering from health issues or taking certain medication and using essential oils in the steam room with these people could cause unwanted negative and potentially serious effects.

Can it be used for massage?

Yes it can but always diluted with a carrier.

Brand

Sacred Soul Holistics

Size

10ml

Botanical Name

Salvia sclarea

Plant Family

Lamiaceae

Plant Part

Flowers and foliage

Country Of Origin

France

Extraction Method

Steam Distilled

Cultivation

Single Origin, Conventional

Aroma

Sweet, herby, floral, fruity, earthy, strong, warm

Notes

Middle

Consistency

Thin

Colour

Clear to pale-yellow or pale-olive

Chemical Family

Esters, Monoterpenols

Approx Shelf Life

5 years

Energy

Clary sage is well renowned for its balancing, grounding and euphoric properties. It calms the mind while lifting the spirits, grounding you in the now and providing emotional stability. It is therefore good to use when you are feeling sad, worried, worked up, nervous or tense. Relaxing yet strengthening the balancing effect of clary sage make it a good choice for mental and emotional fatigue. When you feel out of sync and disconnected with your intuition, clary sage restores this connection, promoting intuitive insight and decision making. It calms, improves the flow of and strengthens depleted Qi. Also supports the Lung Qi. Clary sage also supports the flow of Yin and Yang energy while calming the Shen. Interestingly, many report clary sage helps to improve your connection with the dream world and improves lucid or vivid dreaming, or at least your ability to recall the dream.

Chakras

1st - Root, 2nd - Sacral, 3rd - Solar Plexus, 6th - Third Eye

Mind & Emotions

Calming & Uplifting, Grounding & Balancing

Blends With

Citrus oils such as bergamot, grapefruit, lime, lemon, orange, tangerine and mandarin. Florals like ylang ylang, geranium, jasmine, rose and lavender. Calming and grounding oils such as cardamom, all the chamomiles, coriander seed, cypress, blue cypress, ho wood, sandalwoods, cedarwoods, patchouli, frankincense and valerian. Really, it gets along with most other oils.

GC/MS Testing

Batch Number: 22198

Disclaimer

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by medical practitioners. Neither Sacred Soul Holistics nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Safety

General:
Store in a cool, dark place away from heat and light and out of the reach of children. For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin (or in the bath). Conduct a patch test before topical use. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.

Specific:
Moderate risk of skin sensitisation. Max dermal use 0.25%

Application

Compress, Diffuse, Inhale, Massage, Topical

Recipes

'Make Everything OK' Diffuser Blend

  • 1 drop Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
  • 1 drop Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 1 drop Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 drop Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

'Menstrual Moment Of Calm' Diffuser Blend

  • 1 drop Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 1 drop Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Dilution Guide

Dilution rates of essential oils are generally at a rate of 1%, 2% or 3% ratio of essential oil to carrier. For facial use it's usually max 0.5%. Some essential oils are even less than this or not to be used topically at all so check the safety of the individual oil before use.

Sources

  • Battaglia S, The Complete Guide To Aromatherapy, third edition. Black Pepper Creative Pty Ltd, 2018
  • Tisserand and Young, Essential Oil Safety, second edition. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014
  • Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book Of Essential Oils And Aromatherapy, New World Library, 2016
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